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The Life of Dominic Savio


TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL WORK OF

THE VENERABLE SERVANT OF GOD, JOHN BOSCO.


WITH A PREFACE BY

HIS LORDSHIP BISHOP CASARTELLI, Bishop of Salford.

LONDON: SALESIAN PRESS,

SURREY LANE, BATTERSEA, S.W., 1914.

Nihil Obstat:

F. Thomas Bergh, O.S.B., Censor Deputatis.

Imprimatur:

Petrus, Episcopus Southwarcensis.

In conformity with the Decree of Pope Urban VIII., the writer declares that none but human
authority is claimed for whatever of a supernatural nature is herein contained,
until the Holy See may have sanctioned it by its infallible authority.






CONTENTS:

Preface

Author's Preface

Chapter I
Early Life and Signs of Extraordinary Gifts.

Chapter II
Examples of Youthful Virtue at Murialdo. His Early Days at School.

Chapter III
Dominic is Allowed to Make His First Communion Before the Usual Age. Preparation for the Important Day. His Resolutions.

Chapter IV
Dominic's School Career at Castelnuovo d'Asti. Trials and Difficulties. His Treatment of Evil Council. His Master's Encomium.

Chapter V
Dominic's School-Life at Mondonio. His Conduct Under a Calumnious Charge.

Chapter VI
My First Meeting with Dominic Savio. Some Curious Incidents Connected With It.

Chapter VII
Dominic Comes to the Oratory of St. Francis of Sales. His Manner of Life.

Chapter VIII
His Studies at the Oratory. His Conduct at School. His Dealings with Quarrels and Special Dangers.

Chapter IX
Dominic Forms the Resolution of Striving After Perfection.

Chapter X
Zeal for the Salvation of Souls.

Chapter XI
Various Incidents. His Attractive Manner with His Companions.

Chapter XII
His Spirit of Prayer. His Devotion to the Holy Mother of God. The Month of May.

Chapter XIII
His Frequentation and Devout Reception of the Sacraments.

Chapter XIV
His Mortifications.

Chapter XV
The Mortification of His External Senses.

Chapter XVI
The Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception.

Chapter XVII
Dominic's Intimate Associates.

Chapter XVIII
Dominic Savio and John Massiglia.

Chapter XIX
Special Graces Granted to Dominic. Some Particular Incidents.

Chapter XX
Dominic's Ideas About Dying and His Preparation for a Happy Death.

Chapter XXI
Dominic's Interest in the Sick. He had to Leave the Oratory for Change of Air. His Parting Words.

Chapter XXII
The Progress of his Illness. He Receives the Last Sacraments. Edifying Incidents.

Chapter XXIII
His Last Moments and Holy Death.

Chapter XXIV
The News of His Death. Remarkable Testimony.

Chapter XXV
The Influence of Dominic's Virtues. Favours Received. A Recommendation.

Appendix
Certain Graces Obtained from God Through the Intercession of Dominic Savio.








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